Art In America

Going to Extremes: Chris Burden at the New Museum

Those passing by New York's New Museum these days will notice a pair of skeletal towers extending from the roof and a 30-foot sailboat precariously suspended from the facade. Both are part of "Chris Burden: Extreme Measures," the exhibition currently...

Filling History's Voids: Q+A with Paul Schimmel

"Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962" [through Jan. 14, 2013] is the final exhibition Paul Schimmel organized while curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where he revised art history for the past 22 years. The show...

Street Lore: Q+A With Jeffrey Deitch

Jeffrey Deitch's involvement with graffiti and street art has spanned 30 years-from a review of the "Times Square Show" that appeared in the pages of Art in America in 1980 to the 2010 closing of his gallery, Deitch Projects, with an exhibition of...

The Scull Collection

When one reflects on art collectors Robert and Ethel Scull, what often springs to mind is Robert Rauschenberg giving Robert Scull an angry shove after the 1973 auction of 50 of the couple’s works at Sotheby Parke Bernet, when the artist’s Thaw...

Robert Thiele

Robert Thiele’s is an art of secrets. For more than three decades, the artist, who divides his time between Miami and Brooklyn, has created paintings and sculptures geared to a poetry of concealment and of sensuously handled form.

Maria Martinez-Canas

In the photograph titled Doll, a figure in old-fashioned dress appears to float gracefully in a dark, shadowy space. But as soon as the viewer becomes aware of the structure of María Martínez-Cañas’s “Lies” series (2005)—scenes of violent death...

Arne Svenson

Over the past 20 years, New York-based photographer Arne Svenson has produced numerous series, among them images of convicted criminals printed from turn-of-the-century glass plate negatives ("Prisoners," 1997), studio portraits of stuffed animals...

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